It has rained through the night and promises to be a soggy day. It is only 18 degrees when I set off at 8:00 a.m. During one downpour, I huddled under a fruit vender’s tent. (Through my broken French, I discovered his dog’s name was Ullysses.) When the rain broke, I set off again, but the downpours just kept coming and I just kept going. There was construction at Riviere Ouelle. For 3 km, there was no asphalt, so by the end I was now covered in dirt. At least I know when the new pavement goes down, there will be a nice bike lane/shoulder. Brian kept showing up with snacks. I think we both knew that if I stopped for lunch, I would be done! There was some climbing today, but no bugs and no headwind. There are other cyclists out here, which was strange. One group is part of a tour from San Francisco to St John. Around 1 p.m. the temperature started to drop and mist was forming on the roadway, limiting visibility. Brian found a spot to pull over. I had a shower, a bowl of soup and I was soon napping with Sassy! Total today 96 km.
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